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headman

[′hed·mən]
(mining engineering)
A person who brings coal to the tramway from the workings.
One who engages or disengages grips on mine cars at the top of a haulage slope.

headman

(ANTHROPOLOGY) a leader within a small community. The term has been used to refer both to the leader of a BAND or TRIBE, or to a local leader within a larger political system such as a CHIEFDOM.
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Uggah, who is also the state minister of agriculture, native land and regional development, said all legally appointed headmen in the Bintulu Division were paid their allowances regularly.
* Authenticity (F (3; 54) = 3.80, p [less than or equal to] 0.05) Scheffe's test showed that authenticity is more positively valued by managers at the first level of management (director, deputy) than by the headmen (p [less than or equal to] 0.05);
In theory at least, the power of the colonial state was to be distributed homogeneously and so also was the power of individual chiefs, sub-chiefs, and headmen who were now state employees.
To the west most Tolkepayas and Yavapes tried to avoid conflict with American miners and settlers, and they increasingly looked to a few headmen who proved successful at negotiating with U.S.
'I wish to assure the federal minister that the appointment of Tuai Rumah (village headmen) in Sarawak has always been professionally done.
Ms Tshireletso said she has directed all the districts to issue the stationery to all headmen of arbitration forthwith for efficient service delivery.
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 20 ( ANI ): A minor girl was allegedly gangraped by a police constable and the village headmen in Reoti area in Ballia.
Before the addressing to headmen, Akyncy said it is considered that there will be a solution in Cyprus problem in 2016.
Having met in the village of Fnaydeq/Akkar today, Mukhtars(village headmen) stressed need for equitable financial development rather than turning the district of Akkar into a huge dumping ground.
He made the call during his meeting with Arabian tribal headmen in the presence of the Minister of Interior Mohammad Ibrahim on Saturday evening, MENA news agency reported.
These vehicles are meant to facilitate traditional rulers' tours of their chiefdoms to ensure they are kept informed about what village headmen do in promoting national development.
On June 27, a total of 164,486 registered voters will cast votes at 633 ballot boxes all across TRNC in order to elect one deputy, 28 mayors, 268 municipal assembly members, 148 village headmen and 448 associates.